Cansel Elcin

Profile
Name: Cansel Elcin
Birthdate: September 20, 1971
Height:

Notable Works
Kotu Yol (The Poor Road)
Kirik Kanatlar (Broken Wings)
Hatirla Sevgili (Remember Darling)
Gonulcelen (My Fair Lady)
Yalanci Bahar (False Spring)

Erkan Petekkaya

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Profile
Name: Erkan Petekkaya
Birthdate: December 11, 1971
Height:

Notable Works
Beyaz Gelincik (White Poppy)
Sonbahar (Autumn)
Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman ki (Time Flies)
Lady Dila (Dila Hanim)
2014-2015 Broken Pieces (Paramparca) (as Cihan)

1001 Nights (Binbir Gece)

Details
Original Title: Binbir Gece
English Title: 1001 Nights
Also Known As: A thousand and one Nights (English), Wa Yabka Al Hob (Arabic), 1001 Nok (Republic of Makedonia), 1001 Noshti (Bulgaria), 1001 de nopti (Romania), Hilies kai mia nyhtes (Greece)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Family
Episodes: 90
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: November 7, 2006 – May 12, 2009
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Kudret Sabanci
Screen Writer: Mehmet Bilal, Murat Lutfu, Yildiz Tunc, Ethem Yekta
Synopsis
Sehrazat (Berguzar Korel) is a talented architect who works in a construction company owned by Onur (Halit Ergenc) and Kerem (Tardu Flordun). She loses her husband and is devastated once more when she learns that her five-year old son suffers from leukemia and needs an urgent and very expensive surgery. She finds $50.000 by her effort but still needs another $150.000 to afford her son’s very costly surgery, bone marrow transplantation. Although she knows that she is an unwanted bride, she desperately asks for her father-in-law but is rejected cruelly. As a last chance, Sehrazat tries to receive $150.000 in loan from her boss, Onur who is secretly attracted to her. Onur accepts to give her the money on the condition that she spends one night with him. This indecent offer, which turns the life of Sehrazat upside down, becomes the beginning of everything.

Aliye (Aliye)

Details
Original Title: Aliye
English Title: Aliye
Also Known As: Alia (Arabic)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Episodes: 76
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2004 – October 17, 2006
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Kudret Sabanci
Screen Writer: Guliz Kucur, Mehmet Bilal, Yildiz Tunc
 
Synopsis
Aliye (Sanem Celik) has two beautiful children but an unhappy marriage. She lives in a big house with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law. When Aliye discovers that her husband Sinan (Halit Ergenc) is cheating on her with a younger chick, she decides to leave the house and go to her uncle’s house in Istanbul. She takes her two kids with her but Sinan follows her to the train station and manages to take their son away from her. Aliye starts a new life in Istanbul with his uncle Feyyaz (Ilhan Sesen) and at the same time struggles to get her son from Sinan. She tries to keep away from her ex-husband but Sinan still loves her and wants to be with her again. Although Aliye wants nothing more than to forget about her past and live the rest of her life quietly with her children, she comes across a new love. As the series goes on, Aliye and a young/promising doctor Deniz (Nejat Isler) become attracted to each other.

An Istanbul Fairytale (Bir Istanbul Masali)

Details
Original Title: Bir Istanbul Masali
English Title: An Istanbul Fairytale
Also Known As: An Istanbul Tale (English), Stin kardia tis polis (Greece), Kolob Mansiya (Arabic)
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 71
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 18, 2003 – June 13, 2005
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Omur Atay
Screen Writer: Gaye Boralioglu, Sertac Ergin, Gokhan Horzum, Nese Sen, Aydin Uredi
 
Synopsis
Esma (Ahu Turkpence) is the young daughter of a family working at a rich mansion. Her father Cemal (Altan Erkekli) is the chauffeur and her mother Suzan (Vahide Gordum) is the cook of Arhan family more than 30 years. They live in a small white house built for the staff in one corner of the extensive Arhan grounds. Esma has been in love with Demir Arhan (Ozan Guven) all her life. Demir who busily goes back and forth between adrenalin sports and love affairs has never noticed Esma, much to her dismay. Demir’s business-focused older brother Selim (Mehmet Aslantug), on the other hand, manages the family business (ARC Holding Company). He has taken over the business after the retirement of his father Omer (Cetin Tekindor) and tries to get used to his new position and at the same time to run their company as smoothly as possible. When Esma returns to an attractive and sophisticated woman, this transformation not only affects Demir but also Selim.

Beyond the Clouds (Bir Bulut Olsam)

Details
Original Title: Bir Bulut Olsam
English Title: Beyond the Clouds
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 29
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: February 23, 2009 – December 24, 2009
Production Company: Tims Production
Director: Ulas Inan Inac
Screen Writer: Meral Okay
 
Synopsis
Dr. Serdar (Engin Altan Duzyatan), who has worked in the health programs of the UN in the hot spots of the world for ten years, comes to Guzelyurt, a border village that is located in a mined area. He starts to work as doctor in this village at the same time tries to clean the mined area with volunteers. Shortly after he is settled into his new home, he meets Narin (Melisa Sozen) who is a fragile girl and experiences a lot of oppression because of the diseased love of Mustafa (Engin Akyurek). Dr. Serdar and his mother find out the tragedy Narin is facing and endeavor to save her from the torture she is experiencing. However, it will be very hard to convince Mustafa who loves Narin with a sick passion. Additionally, the story will be more complicated when Serdar and Narin draw closer.

Bitter Life (Aci Hayat)

Details
Original Title: Aci Hayat
English Title: Bitter Life
Also Known As: Tears of Roses (English), Dumou3 Al Ward (Arabic), Gor’kaq zhiuzni (Russia), Jeta e hidhur (Albania)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 59
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: December 14, 2005 – June 22, 2007
Production Company: Sinegraf
Director: Abdulkadir Ceylan Ede
Screen Writer: Aybars Bora Kahyaoglu, Soner Pehlevan, Tangul Sinav, Atilla Engin, Isa Yildiz
 
Synopsis
Mehmet (Kenan Imirzalioglu) is a poor guy who is desperately in love with Nermin (Selin Demiratar), from his neighborhood. He works as a welder in a shipyard while Nermin is a manicurist in one of the well known coiffeurs. Their only aim is to get married and have a nice home. Thus, they try to get rid of poverty by working harder each day. But, no matter how hard they try, they just never earn enough money to realize their dream of getting married and having a nice home. When Nermin gets in a term losing the hope of happiness, she comes across one of the playboys of Istanbul, Ender (Oguz Galeli). She starts to get closer to the glamorous life of Ender and edges away from the love of her life; Mehmet. She leaves her old poor life and her only real love behind and starts a new life in richness with Ender.

Black Snake (Karayilan)

Details
Original Title: Karayilan
English Title: Black Snake
Also Known As: Al Hob wal Harb (Arabic)
Genre: Historical, Romance
Episodes: 18
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: November 19, 2007 – May 6, 2008
Production Company: Sis Yapim
Director: Cem Akyoldas, Feride Kaytan
Screen Writer: Aycan Giritlioglu
Synopsis
After fulfilling his 7-year military duty before World War I, Memed (Bulent Inal) returns to his village in Antep (a city in the southern Turkey) as tired and defeated. Antep is under invasion by the British army and gangs wander around, taking advantage of the situation. Although Memed’s father wants him to administer the tribe and fight together with young people, Memed doesn’t want to fight anymore: he wants to be the shepherd Memed, not the hero. He refuses to carry guns and struggles to avoid returning to a life of violence, but ensuing events don’t let him realize this decision. Due to injustice and cruelty, Memed takes the gun again and acquires the heroic name Karayilan (Black Snake).

Bullet Wound (Kursun Yarasi)

Details
Original Title: Kursun Yarasi
English Title: Bullet Wound
Also Known As:
Genre: History, Romance
Episodes: 60
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 16, 2003 – February 7, 2005
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Ozer Kiziltan
Screen Writer: Ayhan Sonyurek, Ilker Arslan, Cuneyt Bolak, Deniz Kamaci
 
Synopsis
Halil (Berdan Mardini) is an intrepid and righteous young man. He works as a porter at the port and has an honest life. One day, his blind father has become indebted for a large sum and wants to give Halil’s sister to the lender as payment. In order to save his sister’s life, Halil gets involved in the smuggling business. During that time, he meets Gulsum (Gercek Buyuk Saglar) who is a young woman and works as a belly dancer. They fall in love with each other but their love is affected by newly assigned district governor. This idealist patriotic young man, Cemal (Bulent Inal), is also struck by the beauty of Gulsum. Now, Gulsum is caught between the love and struggle of these two powerful men.

Burn Cocoon (Yanik Koza)

Details
Original Title: Yanik Koza
English Title: Burn Cocoon
Also Known As: Ramad Al Hob (Arabic)
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 68
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: April 6, 2005 – February 21, 2007
Production Company: Limon Yapim
Director: Mesude Erarslan, Murat Saracoglu
Screen Writer: Ipek Aksoy (story), Ertan Kurtulan
 
Synopsis
Celebi family is a wellknown and respected family in Bursa (the city in western Turkey). The eldest son, Galip (Yavuz Bingol) runs the family business which is based on textile. Galip is married to Hanzade (Basak Koklukaya) and has a son named Omerasaf. Hanzade is a lovely young woman who has a secret that she cannot tell even Galip about. This secret has haunted her for most of her life and is a heavy burden on her shoulders. Although Hanzade has concealed the secret about her family for ten years, out of pure coincidence, Galip discovers this secret. An unforgettable tragedy transforms Galip’s life so radically that he will never be able to go back to the way he used to live and his whole life will change.

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